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What is that smell from my back cavity tooth it has a bad odor. And why does it have a odor?

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Dr. Louis Feldman
Dentistry

In brief: Dental Bacteria

Usually odor is caused by bacteria in the area.
Dental decay is caused by bacteria.

In brief: Dental Bacteria

Usually odor is caused by bacteria in the area.
Dental decay is caused by bacteria.
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Dr. David Silverglade
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Bacterial

Bacterial byproducts (acid) create the cavity gases are also a byproduct and that is the source of the odor remove plaque daily by brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and gum disease.

In brief: Bacterial

Bacterial byproducts (acid) create the cavity gases are also a byproduct and that is the source of the odor remove plaque daily by brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and gum disease.
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In brief: Smell

The smell is probably from food and debris trapped inside the cavity.
However, it may also be coming from an infection of either the tooth or the gum tissue. See your dentist asap to determine the cause and prevent additional problems.

In brief: Smell

The smell is probably from food and debris trapped inside the cavity.
However, it may also be coming from an infection of either the tooth or the gum tissue. See your dentist asap to determine the cause and prevent additional problems.
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